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Shock Therapy

Some claim you played to the gods on that night
Some older folk warned you were devils
I know that you played with immortal might
(My Sony's at Richter-Scale level)

What a monster, primal and primitive sound!
My chair ain't electro-shock proof
Vibrating the floor and shaking the ground
and blowing my brains through the roof

Strutting and sneering, it's bad-boy St. Mick,
mocking and shocking tradition
Keith's chugging cords and earth-quaking licks
bludgeon me into submission

Those Liverpool lads are far too polite
Your music MURDERS my troubles
'Penny Lane'? Uh-uh! You wanna' pick FIGHTS!
and BLAST those bad-blues into rubble...

***'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!'...The Rolling Stones Live at Madison Square Garden...November - 1969...Yes, 1969 and to this day no band has been able to match that sound

Copyright © Tim Ryerson

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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:39:00 PM

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:44:00 PM
    TIM enjoyed your late night poem. CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-) :-) :-) in Nathan's contest... xox Linda

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:30:00 PM
    congrats nate

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
    So cool reading this; the wild world of rock you describe has a certain following but I like your words better than reality. You described it all perfectly Tim! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 10:35:00 AM
    tim!.. this is so vibrant, free and boundless --- definitely memories worthy of nostalgia!.. your images spells of flashbacks!.. superb :) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 3:23:00 PM
    This takes me back, Tim, i've still got the first three vinyl Decca (uk) LP's of the stones, in fact i can go back even further to bill Haley, first three LP's ... anyhow, your poem, awesome and nostalgic, thank you.

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 8:08:00 AM
    Love that fourth verse - how their music murders, beatles too polite - great analogy! Sounds like it was a great concert/recording :)

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 3:03:00 PM
    Great poetry enjoyed hearing about your love of music, great choice, hugs vie